To answer your question Pixey , I first sculpted the head in Sculptris, and chose the reflective texture supplied. Then I saved it as a png image to import into PDN . It was there that I added the gold colouring, the Wet Floor Reflection and the background and played around with the blending modes to get the best effect.
So the majority of the work was done in Sculptris with PDN adding the fine details.
Leif what I think made all the difference was adding a shadow where the head stands using Drop Shadow which made it look as if it was more `on' the floor rather than floating just above it.
Chris - lost your eyes? Most people just lose their glasses! ;D Glad you liked it.
I'm surprised you are using Sculptris. You used to moan that it was crashing constantly on your computer. My only problem with Scupltris is I can't paint the shading because I don't have a compatible graphic card for that...
Yes it used to but since then a new version has come out which has fixed a lot of the bugs that were in the earlier ones. The one I am using now is described as Sculptris Alpha 5 and is still in the prototype stages but so far I have had no problems. Normally I am reluctant to even download Beta programs but this one I just could not resist.
I was curious to see if I had the same problem about painting and it turns out I can`t paint either. So far I have just been using the sculpting mode. But I suppose you can always do that part in PDN anyway.
So for this program you need a dedicated graphics card? I don't have one. PDN crashes on me too but then I kind of expect that working 3200 x 2400. I get that feeling in my bones & know I have to save & close or it will run out of memory & crash.
Thanks Gooney for explaining how you created the awesome sculpture. Hmmm - at the moment I don't think I could handle trying out new software. I had to ask myself what a dedicated graphic's card was, so I probably don't have one on this computer.
BBQ - I'd be interested to know what computer you are thinking of getting? I believe Helen is also "shopping". I am as well and, after initially thinking of an Apple, have decided against. My brother is raving about his new Sony VAIO ..... wonder if anyone knows anything about this?
Thanks Sargon. It`s a great little program . Even though, as I said earlier, I can`t actually paint in the program but there is always the option to paint your work in PDN. I am more interested in the Sculpting mode anyway so I`m not too bothered.
Barbie there is no point in you downloading it if you havn`t got dedicated graphics. Intel`s integrated option just doesn`t cut the mustard. It`s the main reason why I bought a new lappie with a proper graphics card, although even my ATI4670 is now old hat. It`s amazing how fast technology moves on.
Lance I`m sure most modern cards will handle GL shading.
Pixie you can easily see if you have a graphics card or integrated graphics by clicking on the Control Panel>System and Security>System. This should take you to the system properties page where you can view basic information about your computer.
Just as well you decided against an Apple. Apart from being outrageously expensive you can`t use PDN on it as it`s a Windows only app.
Post by lancemcknight on Jan 21, 2011 19:56:14 GMT
Goon, I have an i5 system and it does support 3D graphics, but when it comes to painting and shading with Sculptris, forget it. The best bet is to get a Radeon or Gv***** card, those that actually specializes in 3D and has it own memory to support million of triangles rendering.
Afg - good to here from you! As you have probably realised , the camera is my all time favourite image which is why it has pride of place at the top of my gallery.
New image posted. The Masqerade. This I originally intended to enter in Possum`s comp on the main forum but I never read the rules properly did I? DOH! It was supposed to be a. not less than 800x600 , b.Wallpaper size.
I made it too small to start with but managed to increase the size OK but when I had done this I went back and realised it was not wallpaper size either! Never mind. I learnt a new trick to get the fluffy feathers using smudge so it was not time wasted.